Intrathoracic Migration of a Steinman Pin after Glenohumeral Fixation—The Journey Continues


We report the case of a 71-year-old woman, who was treated for intrathoracic migration of a Steinman pin, after glenohumeral fixation of an instable dislocation. A thoracotomy was necessary to retrieve the pin. We believe this case can be a reminder of the risks of transarticular fixation around the shoulder. A review of the literature shows very little information regarding glenohumeral pinning.

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E. Deleus, T. Grégoir, B. Robic, U. Mees, C. Dierickx, G. De Wachter and M. Hendrikx, "Intrathoracic Migration of a Steinman Pin after Glenohumeral Fixation—The Journey Continues," Open Journal of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 76-79. doi: 10.4236/ojts.2013.33016.

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